ON YOUR BALLOT: Judges running, locally up to Ohio Supreme Court


Staff Report



Five contested races will appear on your Nov. 8 ballot for judges from the Ohio Supreme Court to local seats.

The winners of each race will serve six years.

OHIO SUPREME COURT

Pat Fischer

58, of Cincinnati

A graduate of Harvard University, Fischer is an Ohio First District Court of Appeals judge. He has been endorsed by the Ohio Republican Party.

John O’Donnell

51, of Lakewood

A graduate of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, O’Donnell is a Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judge. He has been endorsed by the Ohio Democratic Party.

OHIO SUPREME COURT

Pat DeWine

48, of Cincinnati

A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, DeWine is an Ohio First District Court of Appeals judge.

Note: DeWine did not list endorsements.

Cynthia Rice

58, of Brookfield

A graduate of the University of Akron and Purdue University, Rice is an 11th District Court of Appeals judge. She has been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police and various labor and Democratic groups.

Court of Appeals 9th Appellate District

Diana Stevenson

Note: Stevenson did not participate.

Thomas Teodosio

59, of Munroe Falls

A graduate of the University of Akron School of Law, Teodosio is a Summit County Common Pleas Court judge. He is endorsed by Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 219, United Steel Workers Local 2, and Tri-County Regional Labor Council.

Lorain County Court of Common Pleas

Chris Cook

51, of Sheffield Village

A graduate of the University of Toledo and University of Michigan, Cook is the magistrate of Lorain Municipal Court. He has been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, Lorain.

Will Spiegelberg

Note: Spiegelberg did not participate.

Lorain County Domestic Division

Sherry Glass Strohsack

42, of Amherst

A graduate of Ohio University, and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Glass is an attorney and former assistant prosecutor who has worked in child support enforcement, children services, and juvenile delinquency prosecution. She has been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 in Lorain and recommended by the Lorain County Bar Association.

Krista Marinaro

44, of Avon

A graduate of the University of Akron School of Law, Marinaro has worked as a defense attorney, assistant prosecutor, and IRS chief counsel attorney.

Note: Marinaro did not list endorsements.

Source: Judicial Votes Count, a joint effort by the Ohio Newspaper Association, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, the Ohio State Bar Association, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters. Find out more and judge the candidates’ stances at www.judicialvotescount.org.

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